Elaine Robertson

Elaine Robertson

Elaine Robertson

Room 1.01
Ashworth Laboratories 2
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 8685
Email: Elaine.Robertson@ed.ac.uk

Career History

2015 to present : Senior Research Technician,
Buck lab, Institute of Infection and Immunology Research,
The University of Edinburgh
2011- 2015: Research Technician Maizels lab,
Institute of Infection and Immunology Research,
The University of Edinburgh
2010 – 2011: Maternity leave
2009 – 2010: Bacteriology Technician, Aviagen Ltd
2008 – 2009: Clinical Research Associate,  Chiltern International UK
2004 – 2008: BSc Microbiology and Biotechnology Degree (Hons) 2.1
Napier University, Edinburgh


Wang-Ngai Chow F., Koutsovoulos G., Ovando-Vázquez C., Neophytou K., Bermúdez-Barrientos J.R., Laetsch D.R., Robertson E., Kumar S., Claycomb J.M., Blaxter M., Abreu-Goodger C., and Buck A.H. Secretion of an Argonaute protein by a parasitic nematode and the evolution of its siRNA guides. Nucleic Acids Research, 2019, Vol. 47, No.7, March 2019.

Robertson, E., Harcus, Y., Johnston, C., Page, A., Walkinshaw, M., Maizels, R. and Houston, D. (2018). Demonstration of the Anthelmintic Potency of Marimastat in the Heligmosomoides polygyrus Rodent Model. Journal of Parasitology, 104(6), pp.705-709.

Coakley, G., McCaskill, J., Borger, J., Simbari, F., Robertson, E., Millar, M., Harcus,Y., McSorley, H., Maizels, R. and Buck, A. (2017). Extracellular Vesicles from a Helminth Parasite Suppress Macrophage Activation and Constitute an Effective Vaccine for Protective Immunity. Cell Reports, 19(8), pp.1545-1557.

Johnston C.J.C., Robertson E, Harcus Y, Grainger J.R., Coakley G, Smyth D.J., McSorley H.J., Maizels R.M. Cultivation of Heligmosomoides Polygyrus: An Immunomodulatory Nematode Parasite and its Secreted Products. Journal of Visualized experiments, Video 52412, April 2015.

Hewitson J.P., Filbey K.J., Bieren J.E., Camberis M, Schwartz C, Murray J, Reynolds L.A., Blair N, Robertson E , Harcus Y, Boon L, Huang S.C., Yang L, Tu Y, Miller M.J., Voehringer D, Le Gros G, Harris N, Maizels R.M. Concerted Activity of IgG1 Antibodies and IL-4/IL-25-Dependent Effector Cells Trap Helminth Larvae in the Tissues following Vaccination with Defined Secreted Antigens, Providing Sterile Immunity to Challenge Infection. PLOS Pathogens 11(3):E1004676, March 2015.

McSorley H.J., Blair N.F., Robertson E, Maizels R.M. Suppression of OVA-alum induced allergy by Heligmosomoides polygyrus products is MyD88-, TRIF-, regulatory T- and B cell-independent, but is associated with reduced innate lymphoid cell activation.

Experimental Parasitology, 10.1016, February 2015.